Kuwait outmatched Saudi Arabia to end the opener of the Gulf football Cup 3-1 in a clash held in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia were controlling the pitch and attempted to penetrate from within the Kuwaiti defense.
The Kuwaitis were relying on counter-attacks. However, Kuwait’s Ahmad Al-Dhefeeri scored the opener by capitalizing on a cross-over from team captain Bader Al-Mutawwa. Sami Al-Sane, in an assist by Al-Mutawwa in minute 46 of the first half, added a second goal. Kuwait looked different in the second half, turning more to the offensive and attempting to create chances to score. Mubarak Al-Feneini scored the team’s third goal in the last minute of the clash. But Feras Al-Buraikan scored Saudi Arabia’s lone goal in the 96th minute.